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The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

Triumphs and travesties of world cinema at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

May 27th, 2016

The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

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  • Tilda Swinton plays a David Bowie-like rock star in the bewildering drama.

  • The film is an adaptation of early Jane Austen work Lady Susan.

  • With everything they’ve been through, this latest adventure comes off as an afterthought.

  • The film has many of the same good things going for it as its predecessor, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010), but also several more ...

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  • With sharp dialogue, characters and jokes, the film is consistently funny from beginning to end.

  • There’s not one genuine laugh, giggle or smile to be had.

  • Small-town Texas preacher Jesse Custer has a shady past and the newfound ability to make people do anything he says.

  • Why must these flightless birds be flung via slingshot at the homes of green pigs?

  • The Meddler is a sweet, low-key dramedy that shows how maturity and wisdom can arrive at any age.

  • Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • A hostage situation that plays out on live TV offers plenty of dramatic potential, and the screenwriters capitalize on it well.

  • From Trevor Noah to Samantha Bee, former Daily Show correspondents have taken over late-night TV.

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